John Zimmer Biography
John Zimmer is an American co-founder and president of Lyft which is an on-demand company. John founded the company together with Logan Green back in 2012. The company facilitates over one million rides a day and it is readily available to 95% of the Residents of the United States of America.
Even residents of Toronto have access to them as well. John originally grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. He also graduated from the Cowell University School where he was the first in his class. Zimmer then began working as an analyst after graduation. His main focus was as a real estate finance at Lehman Brothers in New York City.
However, he left Lehman Brothers three months before it was declared bankrupt. Nevertheless, while he was still working at Lehman Brothers John and Logan Green founded Zimride which was also a ridesharing platform across college campuses. John is a proud Jewish believer and supports the ACLU.
John Zimmer Lyft
Lyft began after Zimmer left his work at Lehman Brothers and moved to Silicon Valley with Green. Lyft was then launched in the summer of 2012 as a service of Zimride. The major change of Zimride to Lyft was the result of a hackathon that sought a means of daily engagement with its users, instead of once or twice a year.
In May 2013, Zimmer and Green officially changed the name of the company from Zimride to Lyft. Zimmer did not take a salary during the first three years of Lyft’s operation, and he and Green worked on the company out of an apartment they shared.
John Zimmer Zimride
Zimride’s inception began when Green had flown out to meet with Zimmer within a week of being introduced. Then Zimride launched the first version of its rideshare program at Cornell University., After six months, the service had made progress there and signed up 20% of the student body.
Later in 2007, Zimride was active on both the Cornell and UCSB campuses.] Green and Zimmer promoted the service through guerilla marketing campaigns; in particular, the pair would dress in frog and beaver suits and hand out flyers to students on the Cornell campus. Later, while on a Lehman Brothers recruiting trip, Zimmer was recognized by a potential recruit, who asked: “I swear I recognize you—were you in a beaver suit on Saturday on campus?”
Zimmer then decided to quit his job at Lehman Brothers to work full-time on Zimride with Green. When asked why he quit, Zimmer said, “The feelings I had about what I wanted to do and what was important to me didn’t match up with the culture in Wall Street.
There was a focus on money, there was a focus on what people were wearing, and things that didn’t seem to lead to productivity.”Green and Zimmer focused the service on carpooling between connected users and making carpooling fun and interesting. By April 2012, Lyft (formerly Zimride) had raised $7.5 million in funding and was active at over 125 universities.
John Zimmer Lyft Email
Zimmer’s Lyft Email details are still unknown. However, you can visit their official website for more information.
John Zimmer Age
John was born on March 14, 1984, in Connecticut, USA.
John Zimmer Wife
Zimmer married his wife whom he met while studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Together, they have a daughter named Penelope. She was born in December 2015. There are no current details that explain the identity of Zimmer’s wife.
John Zimmer Height
He is 167 cm In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5½″ tall.
John Zimmer Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
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